Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[February 13, 1837]

The select committee to whom was refered the petition of sundry citizens of Sangamon county, praying the establishment of three new counties, principally from the teritory of the said county of Sangamon; and to whom was also refered the remonstrance of sundry citizens of the same county, against any division or dismemberment of the same, have had the same under consideration and report: That 1437 names are found on the petition, and 2213 on the remonstrance. [2]

Upon this fact, the committee unanamously agree that the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted, and, therefore, ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

The same committee, to whom were also refered the petitions of sundry citizens of Montgomery & Shelby counties, praying the establishment of new counties, find that a majority of neither country [sic] has signed the said petitions, and they, therefore, ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.